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Virginia dismisses Austin Nichols from the program


Virginia Athletics

Virginia announced on Friday night that they have dismissed Austin Nichols from the program.

“It’s a privilege to be a part of this program and Austin has lost that privilege,” Bennett said. “We have standards for our student-athletes and when those standards aren’t met, there are consequences and this is the unfortunate consequence.”

A 6-foot-9 center, Nichols was an preseason all-american. He sat out the 2015-16 season after transferring from Memphis, where he averaged 13.4 points, 6.7 boards and 3.4 blocks as a sophomore.

Nichols had been suspended for the first three games of the season. He played in Virginia’s win over St. Francis (NY), tallying a team-high 11 points off the bench.